Sunday, October 16, 2005

One more thing to worry about

Gas prices, terrorist alerts, bird flu and the flu flu. Now this from Peter at Blondesense:

Pet owners worried as dog flu spreads across United States

"Experts said the flu is spreading steadily through the United States affecting dogs, with no vaccine available to curb it. Perhaps five percent of its victims are dying. "Researchers recently found to their surprise the virus had crossed over from horses to dogs, striking greyhounds at racetracks in 11 U.S. states. Now it has been found in pets in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Washington state."

The whole story is available at Canada.com

I guess if this gets to be a big problem the military will start drafting Veterinarians as the proposed solution to a bird flu outbreak is to impose martial law. From CNN:

A call by President George W. Bush for Congress to give him the power to use the military in law enforcement roles in the event of a bird flu pandemic has been criticized as akin to introducing martial law.

Every time you wake up in the morning the government is trying to scare the hell out of you. What happened to the confidence in our people that Ronald Reagan always spoke of? We are better than these fear mongers that are in charge at the moment. If you listen to Bush long enough you will never get out of bed in the morning. They want you to lay there with the covers over your head, pissing your pants worrying about the bogey man under the bed or in the closet.

1 comment:

Pope George Ringo said...

NOBODY ASKED ME, BUT FOLLOWING A YEAR OF DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION, BEGINNING WITH THE TSUNAMI AND CONCLUDING {SO FAR} WITH HURRICANE KATRINA, HIS HOLINESS FEELS THAT WE ALL SHOULD ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION REGARDING THIS FLU SITUATION. LET'S FACE IT, THE ADMINISTRATION HAD DROPPED THE BALL ON KATRINA AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS, AND APPARANTLY HAS DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS SITUATION {THE UNAVAILABILITY OF VACCINATIONS}. GOD, OR MOTHER NATURE HAS A WAY FROM TIME TO TIME OF CLEANING THE HOUSE OF POPULATION, AND THIS AVIAN FLU MAY BE A PART OF THE YEAR LONG EXERCISE OF HUMAN SUFFERING CULMINATING IN DEATH. THE COUNTRY SHOULD AND EVENTUALLY WILL BE OUTRAGED IF THE BIRD FLU DOES BECOME DANGEROUS TO HUMANS I.E. AMERICANS. NO DOUBT IF THAT HAPPENS WE WILL BE A NATION IN PANIC AND STEPS NEED TO BE TAKEN. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE THE TIME TO SORT OUT SOME SORT OF PREPARADNESS PLAN. HIS HOLINESS FEARS THAT IT ACTUALLY WILL HIT AND HIT HARD--IT WILL MAKE 9/11 AND KATRINA LOOK LIKE A SUNDAY GO TO MEETING SOCIAL. GOOD LUCK AMERICA!!!